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The Horseman's Symposium

September 20-22, 2024

Horse Behavior, Psychology & Performance

Sept. 20-22

The Horse First Farm

Brooklyn, WI

Join us at the Horseman's Symposium, where education meets inspiration. This unique event brings together renowned horse trainers from various disciplines, all dedicated to the core principles of Horsemanship. Dive deep into the world of horse psychology, behavior, and performance in a relaxed, yet enlightening atmosphere. It's more than just a gathering – it's an opportunity to explore every aspect of the equine-human connection.​

The Presenters



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Ryan Rose

Rose Horsemanship

Ryan Rose is a renowned horse trainer and clinician, starting his career in 2005. He honed his horsemanship skills under the guidance of experts like Pat Parelli. Ryan offers in-depth workshops and training programs in Wisconsin, focusing on creating strong partnerships between horses and their owners. He's also a competitive ranch versatility participant. Beyond training, Ryan has a significant online presence with a large YouTube following and a dedicated Patreon community, where he shares horsemanship knowledge and training tips. His approach centers on strengthening the connection between horses and humans.


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Emily Rose

Reaching Strides Rehab

Dr. Emily Rose, PT, DPT, CERP holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.  Dr. Rose is the owner of Reaching Strides Equine Rehabilitation LLC which offers Physical Therapy services from rehabilitation to performance improvement for both horse and rider in Wisconsin and Florida.  Emily also travels nationally and internationally teaching workshops and clinics with a focus on preventative wellness and biomechanics for the sport horse and rider. She is an instructor for the University of Tennessee Equine Rehabilitation Certificate Program, which is recognized as the premiere program in equine rehabilitation globally.  Dr. Rose is an active rider herself and competes in Dressage earning her USDF Bronze Medal rider achievement award.  Dr. Rose and her husband, Ryan Rose, own and operate Rose Horsemanship Center in Brooklyn, WI which is a full service training and rehabilitation facility.



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Horse Psychology

Linda Parelli

Happy Horse Happy Life

Linda Parelli, renowned as a top expert in psychology-based training and mindful riding, revolutionizes horsemanship by teaching effective communication and leadership skills. Originally from Singapore and raised in Sydney, she moved to the US in 1993. Co-founder of Happy Horse Happy Life and Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Linda is also involved with Pegasus Personal Growth. As a dynamic speaker and prolific author, she has created a range of articles, books, DVDs, and both self-development and equestrian training materials, including clinics, courses, and programs.


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Patrick Sullivan

Modern Day Horsemanship

Patrick, who found his passion for horsemanship at 26 in 2015, quickly made his mark in the field. Originally a soccer coach from Dallas, TX, he transitioned to horsemanship after earning his MBA. He has trained with experts like Ryan Rose and Dan James, excelling in liberty horsemanship. His achievements include top performances in events like the Mustang Makeover and the Grand Champion title in the 2022 Appalachian Trainer Face Off. Patrick also founded Gamilah Unbridled, a non-profit focusing on liberty techniques for youth and rescue horses, highlighted by his remarkable 2500-mile bridleless journey across the U.S.





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Jake Biernbaum

Pear Tree Ranch

Jake began his journey in the world of horses and horsemanship through the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program, initially as an employee and later as a 3* Instructor and Horse Development Specialist. 


Since 2017, Jake has operated independently as "just Jake," and he enjoys sharing not only his learnings from the Parelli program but also insights gathered from his extensive experience training horses and assisting riders across the country. He credits additional mentors like Doug Jordan, Craig Johnson, Martin Black, Walter Zettl and Barend Heilbron for shaping his expertise.


Over the years, Jake has worked with equestrians of all levels, from former and future Olympians to backyard and trail riders, as well as those focusing on Western or English disciplines. His clientele includes individuals seeking everything from groundwork training to those preparing for World Championships. Jake takes pride in supporting both horses and humans, whether by guiding them through challenging moments or celebrating their achievements.


Together with his wife Stephanie and son Johnny, Jake owns and operates Pear Tree Ranch in Citra, Florida. Jake also produces educational video series on platforms like YouTube and Patreon to further support the horse community.



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The Venue

The Horse First Farm

5594 Alpine Rd.

Brooklyn, WI 53521


Embark on a journey of equine excellence at "The Horse First Farm" during the Horseman's Symposium. Set amidst a tranquil landscape, our facility boasts an exceptional CoverAll indoor arena, an expansive outdoor playground, innovative honeycomb structures, and serene riding trails.


As a participant, immerse yourself in an experience where learning, growth, and connection unfold in a community passionate about horses. This harmonious blend of professional amenities and natural beauty provides an unforgettable backdrop for both horse and rider.


Join us at The Horse First Farm for the Horseman's Symposium, where each visit is not just an event, but a journey into the heart of horsemanship.

The Venue

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  • The Horseman's Symposium
    The Horseman's Symposium
    Sold Out
    Sat, Sep 21
    The Horse First Farm
    Sep 21, 2024, 8:00 AM – Sep 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    The Horse First Farm, 5594 Alpine Rd, Brooklyn, WI 53521, USA
    Sep 21, 2024, 8:00 AM – Sep 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    The Horse First Farm, 5594 Alpine Rd, Brooklyn, WI 53521, USA
    A perfect culmination of inspiration and education, this ticket option includes admission to the horseman symposium on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd.
  • Horseman's Symposium & VIP Dinner
    Horseman's Symposium & VIP Dinner
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    Fri, Sep 20
    The Horse First Farm
    Sep 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    The Horse First Farm, 5594 Alpine Rd, Brooklyn, WI 53521, USA
    Sep 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    The Horse First Farm, 5594 Alpine Rd, Brooklyn, WI 53521, USA
    Admission to the Horseman’s Symposium on September 21st and September 22nd and a VIP dinner on September 20th at a local vineyard featuring a clinician round table discussion. Early Bird Price: $285 Regular Price: $334


Hyatt Place Madison/Verona
846 Liberty Drive
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 497-3359

Call the front desk or use link to schedule.

Ask for rooms blocked under Horseman’s Symposium.

Sleep Inn
1120 Park St
Oregon, WI 53575
Phone: 608-291-2323

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